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ribal Colleges and Universities Face Funding Challenges
May 17, 2016
Tribal Colleges and Universities Face Funding Challenges, American Council on Education web site.
1. EDUCATION: Colleges aim to get more Native Americans on campus
May 11, 2016
EDUCATION: Colleges aim to get more Native Americans on campus, by Stephen Wall, Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California),
Rx for Indian Country: Tribal College Education
May 2, 2016
It is no secret that American Indian populations experience significantly higher rates of disease, including chronic illnesses and their effects. Diabetes, cancer, heart disease, mental health disorders, substance abuse, and preventable health problems such as obesity and injury all impact American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) disproportionately. The sobering result is AIAN people have a life expectancy that is five years shorter than the rest of the overall U.S. population, according to the Indian Health Service, the federal health system serving 2 million of the 5.2 million AIAN in the United States.
Stand With Us Campaign Launches
March 7, 2016
Native students are motivated, resilient and eager to activate their academic potential. And most of them need help – 90% demonstrate financial need.
Help us reach our goal of raising $500,000 so 100 more American Indians can start the path to earning their college degrees. Stand with us. Stand with Students. Together we'll empower more American Indians to make positive change in our world.
Visit standwithnativestudents.org to help by donating, to learn more about our students, and to help us spread the word by sharing their stories on social media.
Education leaders suggest ways to promote tribal colleges
September 10, 2015
President Barack Obama's vision of free tuition at two-year colleges would encourage more Native American students to pursue higher education if it becomes reality, a national Indian education leader said Thursday in Bismarck.
College Fund Partner Gives $525,000 to Native Ed Initiatives, TCUs
June 24, 2015
Reinforcing its commitment to education and Indian Country, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has announced $525,000 in grants to Native American colleges and higher education funds.
These donations include:
• $250,000 to United Tribes Technical College to support technology upgrades (Bismarck, North Dakota)
• $150,000 to the Blackfeet Community College to support a nursing program expansion (Browning, Montana)
• $100,000 to the American Indian College Fund to support the Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund (Denver, Colorado)
• $25,000 to the Oglala Lakota College to support its Lakota language immersion program (Kyle, South Dakota)
“Personal and professional success most often begins with a quality education,” said SMSC Chairman Charlie Vig. “Supporting educational opportunities for Native people today will help strengthen entire Native communities in the years ahead.”
NTU Soars at NM SkillsUSA Competition
June 3, 2015
Sixty-two Navajo Technical University (NTU) students, competing individually or in teams, took top honors at the NM SkillsUSA championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 9-11. At the showcase of career and technical education students, NTU competed with other higher education institutions from across the state in hands-on trade, technical, and leadership skills contests. The students worked against the clock and each other to validate their expertise in their chosen occupational areas.
Institute of American Indian Arts 2015 Commencement
June 2, 2015
Four Season's of Weather in One Day Didn't Dampen Anyone's Spirits
Haskell University announces cuts to troubled athletics program
May 21, 2015
LAWRENCE, KANSAS — In a move to reduce operating expenses, Haskell Indian Nations University announced Thursday it is suspending the upcoming Haskell football season and other intercollegiate athletic programs.
The measure was taken by the National Haskell Board of Regents on the recommendation of Haskell President Venida Chenault who notes the rising cost of intercollegiate athletic programs and other factors makes it difficult for Haskell to compete.
Jim Belushi at College Fund Gala: ‘There Are Opportunities Right In Front of You’
May 18, 2015
During the third and final 25th anniversary gala celebration held May 8 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, the American Indian College Fund held not only a silent auction, but a live one as well. The live auction was for a chance to sing and dance to “Soul Man” on stage with Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts. Attendees were encouraged to “put your wampum together” to raise as much money as possible to help Native American students through scholarships.